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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    1 year Full Time, 2 years Part Time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    24 January 2019

The LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution aims to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and conflict resolution. Grounded in dispute resolution theory, this Master of Law programme combines solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individual study and skills development.

School of International Arbitration

The School of International Arbitration (SIA) at Queen Mary participates in and leads academic discussion on arbitration. As a research-led centre, the SIA studies the specific problems that arise in arbitration and contributes to the development of arbitration theory. Taking a practice-orientated approach to teaching arbitration, the SIA helps lawyers grasp the complex theoretical problems and parameters of the subject.

As a student on the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution programme you will be able to take part in SIA events and activities such as:

  • Annual SIA Lecture sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
  • SIA and ICC Institute of World Business Law and Practice Arbitrators Symposium (London / Paris).
  • Annual networking event with leading London arbitration practices.
  • Annual session with the secretary general of the ICC Court and the Registrar of the LCIA.

You will benefit from the SIA’s long standing links with arbitration experts from both the UK and overseas, many of whom have given guest lectures, including Audley Sheppard, Dr Laurence Shore and Christopher Newmark. The SIA also supports students to take part in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot.

More than 3,000 students have studied the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution Queen Mary since the programme started in 1985. Upon graduating, you will be able to join the Alumni and Friends of the SIA (AFSIA), an invaluable network of arbitration specialists across the world, which offers a range of professional and social events.

Structure

The LLM is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.

For this specialism you will take 150 credits worth of taught modules which may be assessed by essays or examinations (see module overviews for full assessment details and dates) and thereafter you work on a 10,000 word dissertation worth 30 credits (submitted mid August). You are required to balance your taught modules across the two teaching semesters – a full explanation of this process will be available during induction and before module selection.

The range of modules that you are required to choose from differs from programme to programme. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for the Master of Laws.

Full-time

Undertaking a masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly.

Part-time

The part-time LLM is essentially aimed at legal practitioners working full-time in the UK. You will attend the same modules and follow the same teaching timetable as full-time students.

The part-time programme is, however, spread over two academic years.

In year one, you will normally complete around 90 credits of taught modules. In year two, you will normally take a further 60 credits of taught modules and submit the compulsory 10,000 word dissertation (30 credits). This can be changed if necessary, as the dissertation can be done in either year. However we would always advise part-time students to take around 90 credits of taught modules in their first year if they are timetabled in a convenient slot.

Part-time students may also wish to consider the LLM Flexible Study programme.

For more information:

Visit the School of Law website.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

If you can't find the information you are looking for on these pages, take a look at our LLM Frequently Asked Questions.

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.Certain combinations of modules may be restricted or required. These are also subject to change but will be confirmed prior to module selection.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £15,100

Part time £7,550

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £22,150

Part time £11,075

School of Law scholarships

The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Read more about funding a masters


Visit the LLM Comparative and International Dispute Resolution page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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